Brad Hoff, Managing Editor of Levant Report and a former Marine, discusses the newly-released DIA documents showing that, as far back as 2012, the US government foresaw the Islamic State as an asset to be used to weaken the Syrian government.
Dahr Jamail, a TomDispatch regular, discusses the environmental destruction caused by the US Navy’s war games in Alaska.
Patrick Smith, author of Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, discusses Secretary of State John Kerry’s implicit admission that the US has overplayed its hand in Ukraine, and how this could help US-Russia relations going forward.
Norman Singleton, a staff member at Campaign for Liberty, discusses Rand Paul’s Senate filibuster to stop the Patriot Act’s extension.
John Feffer, the director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the madness of THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) – the US’s missile defense program in Asia, and why its true function is to produce profits for Pentagon contractor Lockheed Martin.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses his thoughts on Seymour Hersh’s journalism on the 2011 Bin Laden raid in Pakistan, and how the US is making the world less safe by sending the wrong message to Russia, China and Iran.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist, discusses what he thinks is the misfire in Seymour Hersh’s big Bin Laden story.
Conn Hallinan, a columnist with Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses why Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen does more to highlight the kingdom’s isolation than its power.
Mitchell Prothero, a McClatchy Foreign Staff journalist, discusses the Islamic State’s decisive victory over the Iraqi army in a battle for the city of Ramadi.
Adam Morrow, a journalist based in Cairo, discusses how the secret tapes of the 2013 Egypt coup plot pose a problem for Obama.
Jason Ditz, news editor for Antiwar.com, discusses the top headlines of the day on Yemen, Syria, Gaza, Israel and ISIS.
Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author, discusses his article “The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” detailing the Obama administration’s lies about the 2011 assassination of bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Avner Gvaryahu, the Director of Public Outreach at BreakingTheSilence.org, discusses his organization’s gathering of candid testimony from Israeli soldiers who witnessed the mass destruction and killing of Palestinian civilians in Israel’s Operation “Protective Edge” in 2014.
Patrick Smith, author of Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, discusses the New York Times’ biased coverage of US troops operating on Ukrainian soil, and the risk of getting into a war with Russia.